Septic tanks aren't keeping poo out of rivers and lakes
The notion that septic tanks prevent fecal bacteria from seeping into rivers and lakes simply doesn’t hold water, says a new MSU study. Water expert Joan Rose and her team of water detectives have discovered freshwater contamination stemming from septic systems.View story photos
Orange is the new red
Overexposure to sunlight, which is damaging to natural photosynthetic systems of green plants and cyanobacteria, is also expected to be damaging to artificial photosynthetic systems.View story photos
MSU fundraising exceeds $238 million for second consecutive year
For the second year in a row, private giving to Michigan State University topped $238 million, continuing the success of the $1.5 billion Empower Extraordinary capital campaign.
Lisa Bright: It’s a Brick . . . Outhouse
The summer field season has continued to be busy. Last Monday, while making our routine monitoring rounds of the north campus infrastructure improvements construction site, we noticed a concentration of bricks and dark soil near the MSU Museum.View story photos
MSU Sustainability announces 2015 fellows
Four MSU researchers have been named MSU Sustainability Fellows for 2015.
Is Michigan's economy back?
Although consumer confidence in Michigan is nearing record highs, the economy still lags in some respects, indicates the latest State of the State Survey from MSU.View story photos
Chris Buller, MSU videographer, makes some new friends on location in Fort Portal, Uganda. He was in Uganda earlier this month to cover a story about the research and work of Lisa Tiemann, assistant professor of soil biology. Photo by Jim PeckView story photos
Public address speaker towers installed on campus
Public address speakers have been installed and are now operational in eight locations across the East Lansing campus, the MSU Police Department announced today.
MSU research associate receives postdoctoral fellowship
MSU research associate Nina Lany was named a 2015 Arnold O. Beckman postdoctoral fellow by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman foundation.View story photos
Who’s choosing schools of choice in Michigan?
Students who participate in Michigan’s increasingly popular schools of choice program are more likely to be black, poor and academically weaker than their peers, indicates new research led by an MSU education scholar.View story photos